So you’re working on a project, and it’s all fine and dandy. Then the novelty wears of and it starts taking more time and effort. Don’t you hate it? Don’t you hate this situation, this feeling? I sure do.
I remember reading Seth Godin’s book “The Dip”. Seth Godin says:
“Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point-really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle.
Maybe you’re in a Dip-a temporary setback that will get better if you keep pushing. But maybe it’s really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.
What really sets superstars apart from everyone else is the ability to escape dead ends quickly, while staying focused and motivated when it really counts.”
Seth’s a genuis. He really is. He speaks only the truth.
But you’re still at that point. Seth’s not around to give you advice, so what do you do? Oh, I might as well tell you that being an adult with ADD is not helping the situation either.